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  • China's Type 055 Super Destroyer Is A Reality Check For The US And Its Allies

    06/28/2017 8:41:28 PM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 23 replies
    The Drive ^ | JUNE 28, 2017 | TYLER ROGOWAY
    China's launched its first Type 055 destroyer today—the most advanced surface combatant Beijing has ever designed and fielded. Pictures of the visually striking ship whipped around the internet, with many people being surprised that China was producing such an impressive warship. The truth is, the Type 055 is the J-20 stealth fighter/interceptor of the high-seas, and it not only is a showcase of China's rapidly evolving surface warfare and weapons development capabilities, but also a sign of what Beijing's overall maritime strategy will be in the not so distant future. When it comes to the Chinese Navy, the Type 055...
  • New Russian naval missile system shown off to the world

    06/28/2017 7:06:32 PM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 22 replies
    Russia Beyond the Headlines ^ | June 28, 2017 | NIKOLAI LITOVKIN
    A new sea-based missile system was presented to the world on June 28 during a naval show in St. Petersburg. However, the project hasn’t yet been greenlighted by the Ministry of Defense, so it remains to be seen if it will be adopted by the Russian military. What’s the difference between the sea and land versions? The new “Pantsir-ME” will be able to intercept missiles during rough seas, rain, wind, and even storms. It will also be more compact and covered with an anticorrosive sheath to ensure its longevity. “The biggest difference is that ‘Pantsir-S’ missiles have to intercept targets...
  • Chuck Grassley and Lindsey Graham ask DOJ for all FISA warrant requests on Russian election meddling

    06/28/2017 12:07:45 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 26 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | June 28, 2017 | by Kelly Cohen
    Two top Republican senators are asking the Justice Department to turn over all applications by the FBI to the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court regarding its investigation into Russian meddling in the 2016 elections. In a letter to Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein and Acting FBI Director Andrew McCabe sent Tuesday and made public Wednesday, Sens. Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, and Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., request "all proposed and final applications for surveillance warrants." "We are writing to request information regarding [Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act]-related actions by the FBI and the Justice Department in the course of the investigation of Russian interference in...
  • Obama Admin Relied On Outside Country For ‘Critical Intelligence’ Claiming Russia Interference

    06/28/2017 10:48:56 AM PDT · by detective · 22 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 28 Jun 2017 | Aaron Klein
    Shortened Title. Full title: Report: Obama Admin Relied On Outside Country For ‘Critical Intelligence’ Claiming Russia Interference Adding more mystery to the Russian interference narrative, some of the most important technical intelligence used by the Obama administration to allege that Moscow interfered in the 2016 presidential election came from another country, the Washington Post reported. The source of the intelligence led to the National Security Agency’s (NSA) reluctance to make conclusions with high confidence based on the data, the Post reported.
  • Clinton campaign chief testifies before House intel committee behind closed doors

    06/28/2017 8:00:37 AM PDT · by detective · 20 replies
    American Thinker ^ | June 28, 2017 | Rick Moran
    John Podesta, who headed up Hillary Clinton's campaign for president, testified before the House Intelligence Committee on the Obama administration's lack of action in dealing with Russian cyberattacks on the election. Podesta gave his testimony behind closed doors.
  • Sexual ‘rights’? I do not think that word means what you think it means.

    12/03/2014 11:54:48 AM PST · by wagglebee · 9 replies
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 12/2/14 | Jonathon van Maren
    When abortion activists came out shrieking with rage at Canadian Member of Parliament Stephen Woodworth’s suggestion that a committee examine human life in the womb in 2013, he was somewhat surprised. When the Canadian government kowtowed to feminist hysteria to shut down MP Mark Warawa’s motion to condemn gender-selection abortion, Woodworth noticed a trend—and coined a new term. What we’re seeing is “abortionism,” he told me in an interview some time ago. “Abortionism” is essentially a philosophy that raises abortion to a sacred status, above all other democratic principles.I agree with Mr. Woodworth, but I think the problem goes much...
  • CNN producer: Trump 'probably right' about Russian 'witch hunt'

    06/27/2017 8:23:39 AM PDT · by HokieMom · 14 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 6/27/17 | by Eddie Scarry
    A producer for CNN admitted in a newly released undercover spy video that President Trump is "probably right" in accusing his opponents of engaging in a witch hunt as it relates to collusion with Russia. The video, published online Monday night by conservative sting activist James O'Keefe's Project Veritas website, shows John Bonifield, a CNN producer who covers medical issues, saying, "I just feel like they really don't have it [proof of collusion] but they want to keep digging." He continued, "And so I think the president is probably right to say, ‘Look, you are witch hunting me.'" Bonifield also...
  • CNN to air 'The Russian Connection: Inside the Attack on Democracy' Tuesday night

    06/27/2017 7:55:44 AM PDT · by TigerClaws · 57 replies
    CNN will host a special documentary ,"The Russian Connection: Inside the Attack on Democracy," reported by CNN Chief National Security Correspondent Jim Sciutto on Tuesday night. Sciutto, a veteran of the Obama State Department who came to CNN in 2014, "recounts and tracks the story of Russian hacks targeting the 2016 presidential election from the very beginning to the investigations still underway today and to new fears of Russian attacks on upcoming U.S. elections," according to the network announcement. Former Director of National Intelligence James Clapper, former Hillary Clinton Campaign Chairman John Podesta, former National Security Advisor Tom Donilon and...
  • CNN Reporters Resign Over Retracted Russian Story

    06/27/2017 7:40:50 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 10 replies
    Hotair ^ | 06/27/2017 | John Sexton
    Three reporters who worked on a CNN story linking a Trump transition figure and a Russian investment fund have resigned. From the Washington Post: CNN announced on Monday afternoon that three network officials are leaving their jobs over the incident: Frank, the reporter on the story; Eric Lichtblau, a recent CNN addition from the New York Times who edited the piece; and Lex Haris, the executive editor of “CNN Investigates.” The moves follow an investigation carried out by CNN executives over the weekend, with the conclusion that longstanding network procedures for publishing stories weren’t properly followed. “There was a...
  • US may preempt an Assad chemical strike in Syria

    06/27/2017 6:39:15 AM PDT · by Spiridon · 9 replies
    debka.com ^ | 6/27/2017 | DEBKAfile Special Report
    Signs were gathering in Washington and the Middle East Tuesday, June 26 that the Trump Administration was preparing a substantial military operation against the Syrian army and Bashar Assad's allies, such as the foreign pro-Iranian Shiite militias and Hizbullah. Some US military sources suggested than an American preemptive strike was in store in the coming hours to prevent Assad's army from again resorting to chemical warfare against his people. White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer said Monday night... The US ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley then further stoked the tensions...... Haley's tweet ended with the cliffhanger: "Stay tuned...
  • Brazilian Navy interested in Russian corvettes

    06/27/2017 4:27:36 AM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 24 replies
    Tass ^ | June 27, 2017
    ST. PETERSBURG, June 27. /TASS/. Brazil’s Navy has shown interest in the construction of Russian-project corvettes, the Northern Shipyard’s press service reported after a visit by Brazil’s Naval delegation. "The Brazilian delegation was invited to the Northern Shipyard on a fact-finding visit by Rosoboronexport. The Latin American state’s military is interested in the construction of corvette-type ships," the shipyard’s press service said. The enterprise’s management displayed the corvette construction capacities and showcased the Project 2032 Tiger corvette designed for export to the guests in cooperation with the United Shipbuilding Corporation and the Almaz Central Marine Design Bureau and under the...
  • Mueller legal team approaching size of entire US Attorney’s Office for Rhode Island

    06/27/2017 3:29:39 AM PDT · by ColdOne · 58 replies
    legalinsurection.com ^ | 6/23/17 | William A. Jacobson
    When Robert Mueller was first appointed Special Counsel, I thought, given his generally good reputation, that this might be a streamlined process with fewer leaks, focused on either proving or disproving allegations of Russian interference. But I did acknowledge, for example in this radio interview, that there was a risk that in the wrong hands the powers vested under the Order appointing Mueller could be abused: “He will have the authority to investigate and the authority to prosecute any crimes that he finds, and the scope of what he’s investigating under the order is fairly broad, it’s anything related to...
  • Haley: Russia and Iran to share blame for any chemical attacks by Assad

    06/26/2017 11:03:38 PM PDT · by Spiridon · 32 replies
    debka.com ^ | 6/27/2017 | DEBKAfile
    The US Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley declared on Twitter that any chemical weapons attack by Bashar Assad's Syrian government on his own citizens "will be blamed on Assad but also on Russia and Iran who support him killing his own people." Haley's tweet ended with the words: "Stay tuned for more tomorrow." It followed a White House warning that Assad would pay a heavy price if he again resorted to chemical weapons against his own people. The US military believes the preparations are similar to those made before the April 4 chemical weapons attack......
  • US warns Syria over 'potential' plan for chemical attack (Sean Spicer from White House)

    06/26/2017 9:26:16 PM PDT · by Nextrush · 37 replies
    BBC News ^ | 6/27/2017 | BBC
    The US says it has identified 'potential preparations' for another chemical attack in Syria, and issued a stark warning to the Syrian government. The White House said the activities were similar to those made before a suspected chemical attack in April. Dozens died in that attack and prompted President Donald Trump to order a strike against a Syrian air base. The US statement warned President Bashar al-Assad of "a heavy price" if another strike occurred. It said "another chemical weapons attack by the Assad regime" was likely to result "in the mass murder of civilians." The statement added: "As we...
  • Three journalists quit CNN in fallout from retracted Russia story

    06/26/2017 5:55:34 PM PDT · by Hadean · 48 replies
    Fox News ^ | June 26, 2017 | Howard Kurtz
    Three CNN journalists who worked on a now-retracted story about Russia and a top Trump adviser are leaving the network. CNN is casting their departure as resignations in the wake of the fiasco, but the network has come under substantial criticism since apologizing for the story. The move would also help CNN’s legal position in case of a lawsuit. Anthony Scarmucci, the Trump adviser who is the target of the story, told me that he has no plans to sue. He said he has accepted CNN’s apology and wants to move on. But Scaramucci also told me in an earlier...
  • Stalin is named 'the most outstanding person' in history pushing Putin into second place...

    06/26/2017 4:17:23 PM PDT · by Fitzy_888 · 66 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | 26 Jun 2017 | By Gareth Davies
    Soviet leader Josef Stalin has been named the most outstanding person in history in a Russian poll despite executing more than a million people in political purges. The survey by the Levada Center in Moscow released Monday showed 38 percent of those two took part chose Stalin. (...)
  • Birth of a New Persian Empire

    06/26/2017 3:44:09 PM PDT · by Twotone · 10 replies
    American Spectator ^ | June 26, 2017 | Jed Babbins
    The United States is gradually being drawn into the war in Syria. That war began as a conflict in which we had no national security interest. That changed because two of our principal adversaries, Russia and Iran, took over that war, making the conflict much larger than just a civil war against the terrorist regime of Bashar Assad. Syria still isn’t worth — in Bismarckian terms — the bones of a single Pomeranian grenadier, far less an American soldier, sailor, airman or Marine. Three have died there, so far. One was the victim of an improvised explosive device, one was...
  • CrowdStrike: Five Things Everyone Is Ignoring About The Russia-DNC Story

    06/26/2017 11:42:58 AM PDT · by johnk · 16 replies
    dailycaller.com ^ | 9:30 PM 06/24/2017 | JUSTIN CARUSO
    there is still a cloud of doubt hanging over the DNC’s Russia narrative on the breach of the DNC servers. The analysis that alleged that Russia was behind the DNC server breach was carried out not by the U.S. government, but by the private security group CrowdStrike. CrowdStrike is the sole source of this claim, with their June 2016 report, “Bears in the Midst: Intrusion into the Democratic National Committee” being the basis of the DNC’s Russian hacking allegations. Here are five key points about CrowdStrike that the mainstream media is ignoring:
  • CNN Source: “People Will Be Disciplined” Over Retracted Russia Reporting

    06/26/2017 7:29:26 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 41 replies
    Hotair ^ | 06/26/2017 | Ed Morrissey
    It must have sounded like a great scoop. CNN reporter Thomas Frank heard from a single source that claimed the Senate Intelligence Committee was probing Trump transition team member Anthony Scaramucci for a supposed meeting with a Russian investment fund CEO, and ran the story on Thursday. By Friday, though, the story had mysteriously disappeared, and it took more than twelve hours for CNN to officially retract the story — and only after Buzzfeed began asking questions about it: The now-deleted story, by investigative reporter Thomas Frank, was published Thursday and cited a single, unnamed source who claimed that the...
  • Ex-Obama Spox Earnest Blames Republicans for Obama Inaction on Russian Meddling

    06/26/2017 6:13:41 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 50 replies
    Legal Insurrection ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    In a transparent attempt at blame-shifting, former Obama spokesman Josh Earnest has tried to place responsibility for President Obama’s failure to respond effectively to Russian meddling in the election . . . on Republicans. It’s been reported that Obama was paralyzed into inaction by fears of seeming to help Hillary during the campaign. Appearing on today’s Morning Joe, Earnest said: “The first time, [McConnell] didn’t have time to schedule time to talk about it. This is something that Republicans did not take seriously, and that did hamstring our efforts to respond to this as effectively as we would have liked.”...